Our Trust Board and LGCs
The diagram above shows how governance is structured in SMART.
The Multi Academy Trust’s (MAT) Board of Directors is accountable in law for all major decisions about its schools. However, this does not mean that the Board is required to carry out all the Trust’s governance functions. Many of these processes are delegated in order to make this manageable and scalable, including to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and to Local Governing Committees (formerly called Local Governing Boards). It is vital that the decision to delegate a function is made by the full Trust Board of Directors and is recorded. Without such delegation, the individual or committee has no power to act.
Strong local governing committees are a vital element of the way in which SMART operates. As many powers as possible are delegated to the LGC. In order to make this policy effective, all members of the LGC are appointed following a skills audit and training is provided for them once in post so that they are able to genuinely hold the schools to account for any decisions taken by the leadership as well as praise successes.
The roles and responsibilities of all members of the governance team are explained in more detail in our Scheme of Delegation. The SMART governance structure is reviewed annually.
To view the directors of SMART please visit the Our Trust Board Directors page.
Chairs of Governors
Saltash & Chair of Trust Board